Joseph Young (D) commits to Utah M1
July 31, 2023
Salt Lake City, Utah
The University of Utah Hockey has received a commitment from Defensemen Joe Young for the upcoming 2023-24 season.
He grew up playing in the Kansas City Fighting Saints organization. While in high school, during the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons, Young played for the Kansas City Jets, where he was able to help the Jets win two Midwest state championships in a row, in his Junior and Senior years.
Young transitioned his hockey play into Junior hockey, spending the 2022-2023 season with the Seacoast Spartans in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). “I am extremely excited to start my career as a Ute; I think there is no ceiling for this team and I am ready to contribute right away,” said Young.
“Joe is a true stay-at-home defenseman who will be a big addition to our defensive core next season. He is a reliable D-man who sees the play develop extremely well. I am looking forward to having him back there, as his passing and playmaking abilities out of the D zone are incredible. I am a firm believer that success starts from the breakout, and Joe’s ability to move the puck north will immediately add value next season,” said Men’s Division 1 Head Coach Morgan Feenie.
Utah Hockey would like to welcome Joe and wish him the absolute best in the upcoming season!